Saveur Restaurant

4.7
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French
Saveur offers fine dining food in a casual urban setting. Award-winning chef, Robert Cassels, delivers French-inspired contemporary cuisine through playful and elegant tasting menus, using local ingredients wherever possible. Chef Cassels works closely with the farmers, foragers, and fisheries of Vancouver Island to create an unforgettable dining experience. A la carte options are available upon request, or pony up to the bar for some tapas and enjoy our classic-meets-contemporary cocktail menu, local beers, and hand-pick wine selection.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a superb brunch - the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was friendly and responsive. Only complaint was the music level was too loud which made it difficult to converse.

AC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We had the fixed course Valentine's day menu. The first item on the menu (soup) took 55 minutes to arrive. When we expressed concern we were told it was a 2 hour tasting menu, even though we were half way through. No apologies. The server was nice however and tried to speed it up. We wound up eating the last dinner course in the few minutes we had before we had to get going (over 2 hours into the dinner) and took the dessert in a box to go. The food was pretty good but not worth $250.

WZ
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first visit to Saveur but it won't be our last! Exceptional meals- so tasty and creatively presented. My husband had the Dine Around special and was VERY impressed! I ordered an appetizer ( soba noodles) and the chicken from the main menu, thinking ti wouldn't be big as the 3 course Dine Around presentation. I was proven wrong- and didn't mind one bit! I even ordered dessert ! The staff were attentive and the ambience was great. The owner has made this old building into a gem and his kitchen is five stars!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on January 26, 2020

Thank you Wendy for taking your time to share such a lovely review of your evening dining with us at Saveur. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed and experienced two different menus. We look forward to having the two of you join us again soon.

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal!! We cannot wait to come back again soon!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely amazing meals! Everything was delicious and the service was attentive and kind!

JM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the most amazing local restaurant. The food caliber is the best in the city by far. Consistently great!

VW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went for the Dine Around Victoria menu. The flavours were not something I have had in that combination before and as quite the surprise. Really good cocktails as well. It is pricier than most restaurants in the city but worth the trip.

WM
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The flavor in every dish of the tasting menu were a delight - I would highly recommend it!
It was a wonderful experience. Rob is a culinary genius. 😁

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here a number of times and am impressed every time. Rob does a magnificent plate and the service is seamless, professional and engaged. I highly recommend Saveur for one of Victoria’s best fine dining experiences.

J
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

We went for brunch, which was absolutely delicious!
From the moment we walked into the restaurant, the person who greeted us, was not especially welcoming or friendly.
We were not asked by our server how our meal was. I had to request refills on my water, as well as coffee. Something rather basic, but she seems to be lacking. We had the other server, Brittany, step in and refill our beverages, as well take our finished plates away. After having our server walk past our table empty handed.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you Jucoo for taking your time to share your experience dining with us. I would like to apologize for the service you received this is not the experience we would like to share with our guests, we will make sure to address this right away. We are glad you enjoyed the food, and look forward to having you join us on your next visit.

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u
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Good overall; however I was served a raw English muffin.

i
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I love the feel of the space, warm industrial loft feel.
Menu has all the clasics with a Saveurs twist.
A must try brunch spot with friends.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you Icer1970 for the lovely review of your dining experience at Saveur. We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!

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LF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Let’s start with the good: The food was amazing - no question about it! The steaks were charbroiled slowly to perfection. The aromas of the food were wonderful and mouth watering. Bravo to the chef - the meal was inspired!
While we have nothing but positive to say about the food, the overall experience at Saveur as a whole left us a bit disappointed. The front of house has a lot of opportunities for improvement. We found the service to be confusing and distracting, as four different servers were looking after us - sometimes coming to our table with the same question twice. The wine list was ok, the bar was pedestrian. We observed around the restaurant that good bottles of wine we’re not decanted. When we ordered our bottle of wine early and asked for it to be opened so it could breathe, or request was ignored and it was opened after we finished our cocktails. At the price point, we really expected a more organized and polished experience. At the price point, there are better options in Victoria. Not sure we’ll be back.

T
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food as always. Service timely and friendly. Love this place!

CS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The white chocolate amuse bouche was terrific, but otherwise the food was just okay. Overcooked eggs, and the heuvos rancheros were dry with overcooked beans and a too crispy tortilla.

C
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal we have had in a long time. Exquisite decor, great bar and attentive staff. There was a little delay in getting our reserved table and a longer delay between two courses of the tasting menu. The staff was super apologetic and when we went to pay the bill, they would not take our money. We protested and they insisted in not taking our money. We were slightly embarrassed, but we will for sure be loyal customers on any Victoria visit and we are recommending this place to everyone, not because of the comped meal, but because the food was so incredible and the place is so beautiful, we want everyone to experience it.

d
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous presentation and mouth watering, great staff, thank you!

LC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the second time we've eaten at Saveur and, as was the case the first time, the experience was superb on all fronts. The servers for our anniversary celebration were Janice and Ryan and both were top-notch - knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and entertaining to boot! This restaurant is one of our fave top 3 in Victoria and will continue to be as it just keeps delivering quality culinary treats and great service. If at all possible, I try to make sure to thank the kitchen staff and because the Saveur kitchen is open, it's easy to get a message to them. Terrific job, team! Thank you so much. Wish we had a joint like yours here in Nanaimo! Oh - we were there on a cold, drizzly evening and the inside temperature of the restaurant was perfect. No drafts - not too hot, not too cold, just right...even by the big front window!

KV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as usual. Great Birthday dinner!! We look forward to coming back in 2020.

TH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and perfect service.

DA
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely superb. Beautifully crafted tasting menu.

JR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The highlight was chatting with our neighours on both sides.Your layout encourages dialogue.We had a ball.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. There was 7 of us and everyone enjoyed the food. This is my new go to breakfast place.

B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding experience from beginning to end. Food was excellent albeit a bit small in portion sizes, but oh so tasty! We got the “menu” which was five courses of awesome. Excellent ambience and service was the best we’ve ever experienced. It is a must do in Victoria for a special occasion.

MP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The appetizers were very good.Both beef carpaccio and pork belly were worth coming but the main dishes were disappointing.Too many quite disconnected elements on the plate .

VT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I loved everything about the place. The food was so delicious and the service was outstanding! Will most definitely be going back. 😊

JD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sublime in all ways. Had chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings. Food and wine were on point and entire staff worked together providing a memorable experience.

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

This restaurant tries to be more than it actually is and believes that it achieves this.

OT
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful enjoyable ambience

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for taking your time to share your dining experience at Saveur. We look forward to having you join us again soon!

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GG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

Service was so slow that night (30+ mins per course) that we got way too far ahead on drinks and took dessert to go...

Food was great but we regret the amount we spent, for that experience.

BH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely the best place to have a delicious meal in Victoria

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you Barb for the amazing review of Saveur! New dishes will be making their way onto the menu in the next few weeks, we hope to welcome you back soon to experience them.

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k
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was on the slower side but not inattentive. We were not in a rush so it was fine, just more leisurely than I’m used to.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you Kjlo for taking your time to share your experience at Saveur. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

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KT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was fabulous! So pretty I hated to eat it! We had the Chefs tasting menu with wine pairing. It was pricey, but worth every penny!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you Karen for the kind words about your evening at Saveur. We are so glad you enjoyed the tasting menu and wine pairings, keep an eye out for a new menu in the new year. We hope to welcome you back to try the next menu when it launches.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and I went with a celiac friend - they were so accommodating! Cocktails are divine too. ❤️

s
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing. Unique flavors and everything cooked to perfection.

SS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saveur is a superb fine dining restaurant, in every aspect. The food was creative, perfectly cooked, and absolutely scrumptious. We had the tasting menu, and it was the perfect amount and the timing between courses was perfect. The sommelier was very knowledgable and entertaining and the overall service was wonderful. When reserving, they asked if we were celebrating an event and when we arrived, the birthday girl received a cocktail on the house and a card. I would highly recommend Saveur to anyone wanting to experience a lifetime memory.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the tasting menu. Service was on point and food was excellent.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you John for taking your time to share such a great review of your experience at Saveur. We are thrilled to hear the food and service were excellent. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience of Saveur with other diners! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

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E
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Environment was intimate and very warm, great for date night. The service was top notch! Would highly recommend the tasting menu!

DM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Saveur is s perfect name for this restaurant. In a few words "an amazing blend of flavours"